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« Reply #90: December 05, 2010, 12:37:55 am »

If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/drekfletch/th_dailytrio.jpg
My daily Trio. (The card is gone)  I pour water offerings to Ma'at, Ganesha, and the Theoi daily.  My offering cups are little ceramic cups.  Slightly larger than a thimble, they once held candles.  The milticolored marble represents all Gods/Spirits.  It's on a sponge to help the water evaporate, so it doesn't overflow.  (I tried cotton balls, but it didn't work.)

In the background you can see some of the Animals (and a few individual Deities) that came to me.  It started with a plastic ramskull topped staff and tiny tiger and grew.  It's where Ganesha came from.  It was impressed apon me that the Elephant creamer is not just any elephant, but Ganesha.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/drekfletch/th_HermkeyBrick.jpg
My outer altar.  On it you can see my herm for Hermes, Lord of travellers. When I go somewhere new, I bring a pebble back to add to it.  There is also a key, for Hecate as Mistress of keys.  And a brick for Zeus Erkios, Master of the House and it's grounds.  The first time I leave the apartment for the day, I offer/pour water onto each item.

And then we have Hestia.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/drekfletch/th_HestiaandKtesios.jpg
I'm a bit of a hermit.  As such, I don't interact with my community often.  So her candles remain unlit most of the time. (Though my computer wallpaper is of a fire in a hearth)  When I extinguish the flame, I visualize the snuffer pushing the flame into the wick.  So it's still there, it's just inside.  When it get's lit, the match pulls the flame out, like attracts like.  Behind it is the basket that I keep my finances in.  It's dedicated to Zeus Ktesios.  He was guardian of the store-room, but I don't have one.  Except the bank, as the store of money, which is goods-in-potential.  I don't do much with it for Him.  The envelopes are bills waiting to be paid.
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« Reply #91: December 05, 2010, 01:05:09 am »


http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/009.jpg?t=1291529309
This is my Hwt-Hrw altar. She's getting a table placed beneath these shelves in a matter of days (Christmas gift). I'll update photos when I get around to it, I guess?
http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=010.jpg
This was Sekhmet's altar for all of five seconds.

http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=005.jpg
The box with the plant on it is currently Sekhmet's altar.

http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=003.jpg
This is my ancestors' shrine after it was primed/painted.
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« Reply #92: December 08, 2010, 10:46:16 pm »

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/009.jpg?t=1291529309
This is my Hwt-Hrw altar. She's getting a table placed beneath these shelves in a matter of days (Christmas gift). I'll update photos when I get around to it, I guess?
http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=010.jpg
This was Sekhmet's altar for all of five seconds.

http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=005.jpg
The box with the plant on it is currently Sekhmet's altar.

http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/thepantheist/?action=view&current=003.jpg
This is my ancestors' shrine after it was primed/painted.

Super cool!
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« Reply #93: January 03, 2011, 11:10:14 am »

This is mine. I have lots of little nature objects like acorns, pinecones, leaves, stones, etc.  The little green bag on my candle holder is full of stones I use for meditation and the other bag is my power bag which I use for carrying things round. Black candle for female energy and white for male energy, and red candle for fire as that is my element. The oracle cards are actually the Druid Plant Oracle. I love them, and feel connected to them.  Smiley

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« Reply #94: January 03, 2011, 03:24:22 pm »



This is beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #95: January 10, 2011, 04:36:01 pm »



So, here's mine at night.  I played with the contrast, so it came up with this weird blue look that I ended up liking.


And here's a non-edited one.


It's an altar for Hermes and Sequana.  I would love a statue of Sequana in addition to the lovely duck boat made by Erin here on this board, but... I doubt I'll ever find one.  Sad

In this picture, there are real candles and a battery-operated one, lady apples for Hermes, oranges for Sequana, sea shells, coins, and rocks, in addition to my incense burners and two little duck figurines (on the duck boat).
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« Reply #96: January 10, 2011, 04:51:12 pm »


Woooo! Duck boat! ^_^
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« Reply #97: January 10, 2011, 04:58:39 pm »

Woooo! Duck boat! ^_^

That you made for me! WOOOOOO!
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« Reply #98: January 10, 2011, 05:04:42 pm »

What would your perfect statue for Sequana look like, if you could find it?
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« Reply #99: January 10, 2011, 05:07:31 pm »

What would your perfect statue for Sequana look like, if you could find it?

Like her 'famous'  one.

http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/16/1635/QE3GD00Z/figurine-of-the-goddess-sequana-from-the-treasures-of-the-source-of-the-seine-2nd-3rd-century.jpg

(not my cat's picture, as I just  TRIED to post. HAR)

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« Reply #100: January 10, 2011, 05:12:07 pm »

(not my cat's picture, as I just  TRIED to post. HAR)
I enjoyed your cat pic, but, yeah, not so relevant here Cheesy.

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« Reply #101: January 12, 2011, 09:22:25 pm »

If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do. 

I've hesitated to post here because my main shrine to Ausir is such a work in progress and my Akh shrine is extremely personal to me. 

BUT, I thought I'd share this picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33787503@N07/5350319723/

Someone recently gifted my two-person temple with more statues than we knew what to do with.  I couldn't figure out how to arrange them all in my limited space.  The Autowitch came up with the brilliant idea of putting my ginormous statue of Djehuty between Heru and Sutekh, as an act of reconciliation.   

"That's brilliant!" I said.  "I love it!"

"Yeah," said the Autowitch.  "It looks like Djehuty is writing Sutekh a speeding ticket."

I'm trying hard not to think about this when I look at this statue arrangement, but I can't help it.   Cheesy

FWIW I also have pics from our Mysteries of Ausir ritual on TCN but don't feel like posting them here ATM.
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« Reply #102: January 13, 2011, 11:56:36 am »

I've hesitated to post here because my main shrine to Ausir is such a work in progress and my Akh shrine is extremely personal to me. 

 

*GUFFAWS* I love the caption.
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« Reply #103: January 16, 2011, 06:50:38 pm »

"Yeah," said the Autowitch.  "It looks like Djehuty is writing Sutekh a speeding ticket."

*snickers madly* Oh man, I'm still laughing...

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Ahem. Anyway, my main altar is still under construction. However, I've setup a small shrine just for Yinepu and it is mostly finished.



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« Reply #104: January 27, 2011, 09:32:21 am »

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I'm rather geekily excited about getting my little kitchen altar up and going. I have mortar and pestle holding my stones and crystals, a couple of candles in blue/yellow, my wooden spoon which I'm slowly working on turning into a wand, a pretty clock we picked up in Venice, a crystal vase which is currently holding fun doo-dads that remind me of cheerful spring, and my ring holder. After all, it is just above my sink. Smiley And in the back, you can see the plants I haven't killed yet.

It was a cloudy day, so the picture is a bit dark, but it cheers me immensely to see my tools. Also, my kitchen has never stayed tidier!

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